Premises Liability

Defective Sidewalks

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Do I Need a Defective Sidewalk Attorney?

  • The team of attorneys at Jordan Law are experienced and successful. We have secured millions of dollars worth of judgments and settlements for our clients
  • A results-oriented team, we have a strong reputation in the community for being highly communicative and honest with our clients about their cases.
  • We are 100% focused on our clients by fighting for their rights to compensation in injury cases and making sure the client and their family are taken care of.

 

Frequently Asked Defective Sidewalk Questions

What is the Other Main Way a Property Owner Is Liable?

The other main way a property owner is liable is if he or she should have noticed the crack or spill. Even if this points to them simply being unaware of the situation, they may be at fault, because they should be keeping track of the safety state of their sidewalk.

When it comes down to it, negligence and lack of observation are the most common ways someone can be liable. This can make it a difficult decision for the court. Deciding what someone should have noticed is a more subjective decision than ones made in many other cases. It usually ends up being based on what is considered common sense.

What Are the Factors to Consider in a Defective Sidewalk Lawsuit?

When a judge is trying to decide how reasonable it is that the owner left the sidewalk in a poor state, there are a lot of factors to consider. For example, how long had the sidewalk been that way? If it had been that way for a long time, it would point to the property owner as being more at fault. If the sidewalk had been that way for only a short time, the judge would be less likely to side with the plaintiff.

Deciding exactly how much fault is on each party is another complicated task for the judge. If you were not paying attention and could have prevented the injury if you had been watching where you were walking, that could be a large factor in how much fault is placed onto the property owner. Questions like this one help narrow down exactly how much the property owner might owe you in fees.

What About Defective Sidewalks on Public Property?

Defective sidewalks that are on public property provide for an even more difficult case. It can vary intensely between areas. Some locations may mandate that the nearest landowner is the one in charge of maintaining it, whereas in other places the city could be the only one responsible. If the city is responsible, the addition of government logistics and legalities further complicates the case.

Why Hire Jordan Law?

We focus on our clients

At our firm, clients come first. We care about the individuals we represent and work hard so victims and their families can obtain the justice they deserve. Our team believes there is a direct correlation between our passion for what we do and our continued success in fighting for the rights of the injured. Our track record affirms this. We have proven our ability to win.

We take the time necessary

As our client, you can always rely on us to be available for your questions and concerns. We work very hard to give each case the nuanced advocacy required. Rather than overloading our attorneys with cases, we are selective so that we can be sure to give each case we accept the full attention it needs. Our firm is available to clients 24/7 throughout the duration of their case.

We are respected in our field

Our lead attorney is a member of the prestigious, invitation-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and has been named among The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40. Our reputation in the profession only affirms what our clients already know: When it comes to fighting for the injured, Jordan Law is a team on which you can count.

Carl L.

After extensively searching for an attorney to take my case, and having no success, I was referred to Jordan Law. He was quick to respond and follow up with me. I was struggling to keep it together throughout this difficult experience, but the confidence and trust they built with me gave me to motivation to keep persevering